Hiking Trail Conditions Report
Peaks Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, Ball Crag, Mt. Clay, NH
Trails: Caps Ridge Trail, Jefferson Loop, Gulfside Trail, Crawford Path, Nelson Crag Trail, Huntington Ravine Trail, Alpine Garden Trail, Tuckerman Ravine Trail, Tuckerman Crossover, Southside Trail, Davis Path, Westside Trail, Clay Loop, The Cornice
Date of Hike
Date of Hike: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Parking/Access Road Notes
Parking/Access Road Notes: Plenty of parking at Caps Ridge trailhead, Jefferson Notch Road in good shape. 
Surface Conditions
Surface Conditions: Dry Trail 
Recommended Equipment
Recommended Equipment:  
Water Crossing Notes
Water Crossing Notes:  
Trail Maintenance Notes
Trail Maintenance Notes: A bit brushy on lower Caps Ridge. Trails above treeline are generally clear and well marked.  
Dog-Related Notes
Dog-Related Notes:  
Bugs: Basically none except at the parking lot, strengthening winds through the day kept any bugs away. 
Lost and Found
Lost and Found:  
Comments: Spent some quality time Wednesday above 5000', linking together some very pleasant paths. Once above treeline on Caps Ridge, there was plentiful wind and sunshine, keeping things comfortable. Saw many groups headed across on Gulfside, and even though I hit Washington between trains, the place was a zoo, so I touched the top, and got out of there. Things were much quieter heading across Alpine Garden (though there was a conga-line on Tuckerman Ravine Trail), Southside, Westside, Clay Loop, and Cornice. Great day out there, glad to see so many folks on the trails!  
Name: Bill Robichaud 
Date Submitted
Date Submitted: 2017-07-20 
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